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Time For Our Generation to Take the Lead

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Time For Our Generation to Take the Lead

For centuries, our generation has worked and died so that America could move forward. Members of our generation rarely have received credit for our work. Teens have fought and died in the American Revolution, in the Civil War, in the World Wars, in Vietnam and ...

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Many in Senate Back Mandatory HPV Vaccination

According to this article in the Washington Post, Maryland supports vaccinating middle school age girls with a drug to significantly fight cervical cancer. I think it is great. Trouble is, the opposition. Look at this paragraph: Attempts to make vaccination mandatory have been criticized by ...

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NYRA Director Sends Holiday Cards

NYRA Director Katrina Moncure recently sent holiday cards, along with information about NYRA, to several youth rights activists, and many dozens of politicians who have taken youth rights friendly positions in the past. The cards looked wonderful, and Katrina sent them at great personal expense. ...

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End of the Year Fundraiser a Success

During the last two weeks of December, NYRA members contributed over $1,000 to the cause. We exceeded the goal we set for ourselves. NYRA utilized Chipin, a service that collects and tracks donations. Within days NYRA had raised hundreds of dollars, and it was clear ...

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NYRA Rents Office

NYRA has been without an office for quite some time. Many months ago Fair Vote agreed to let us use one of their rooms, but we knew this was not a permanent arrangement, and the office was never truly ours. But due to the generosity ...

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The Dawning of a New World View, Part 2

Took a while, but here is Part 2 from the Dawning of a New World View post last month.  It is my personal take on the issue.  Enjoy: I was always at some level aware of the age hierarchy we live in. At various times ...

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Tales From the NYRA Office, Episode 1

Yesterday I went into our office for the first time. We rent a room inside the office of Common Cause on the 9th floor of 1133 19th St, NW in downtown Washington, DC. Right by the Farragut North metro stop. We are just over a ...

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A Place of Our Own

For those who don't know, NYRA, for the first real time in its history has an official office. Last year we spent a few months sharing some space with Fairvote but we were on borrowed time and the office was never truly ours. But now ...

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Alex Jonlin – 20th Anniversary Reflection

As a ten-year-old kid in Seattle, I was already interested in politics. My friends and I marched around the playground protesting the Iraq War, and I...

BY Alex Jonlin
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Jackie Ferro – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I first got involved with NYRA in 2009, when I was in 8th grade. I had formed a small coalition with some fellow middle schoolers called...

BY Jackie Ferro
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NYRA-Fairfax Secures Voting Age Endorsements

Thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Fairfax County NYRA chapter, the Fairfax County Democratic Party and grassroots organizations Virginia Democracy Forward and Virginia Civic...

BY Brian Conner
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Stefan Muller – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I joined NYRA in 2003 after reading about it in a news article about the voting age. This wasn’t my first introduction to youth rights—I’ve believed...

BY Stefan Muller
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Bill introduced in U.S. House to lower the voting age to sixteen

Last week, U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would lower the voting age to sixteen throughout...

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Over 70 people testify in favor of lowering the voting age in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, NYRA members attended a public hearing before the Washington, D.C. City Council to support the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this...

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YR in action – opposing a curfew

A few weeks ago, I posted a thread on the NYRA forums about a curfew in a village near me for the nights of October 30...

BY Stefan Muller
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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Schwarzenegger v Gamers – Help Us Fight Back

Arnold is trying to take away your games. Don't let him. California passed a law that would ban the sale of all "violent" video games to...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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NYRA Vice President Wins Battle Against Long Island Curfew

NYRA's Vice-President, Stefan Muller has been leading a campaign against a Long Island, New York village's curfew ordinance. With the help of other concerned students and...

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Over 70 people testify in favor of lowering the voting age in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, NYRA members attended a public hearing before the Washington, D.C. City Council to support the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this...

BY NYRA
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Speaking out against curfew laws in Fort Worth, TX

NYRA Chapter leader Bryce Hall spoke out against extending the juvenile curfew law in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas last Tuesday. He and other...

BY NYRA
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NYRA-Fairfax Secures Voting Age Endorsements

Thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Fairfax County NYRA chapter, the Fairfax County Democratic Party and grassroots organizations Virginia Democracy Forward and Virginia Civic...

BY Brian Conner
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NYRA-Cumberland County, N.C. kicks off its campaign to lower the voting age

Last week, I met with N.C. State Senator Ben Clark, who I spoke with briefly about lowering the voting age in North Carolina to 16 years...

BY Mahsiah Imes
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Youth Rights Election Results

While the shocking upset for president is at the forefront of media coverage right now, there were several youth rights issues on the ballot yesterday that...

BY NYRA
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